We want the Canadian government to bring Marc Emery home, to serve his sentence in Canada.
This is a normal process called “Treaty Transfer” whereby American and Canadian prisoners are transferred home to serve their sentences in their native country. This is normally done so that prisoners can be closer to their families, and be better monitored and reintegrated into society.
Once Emery is sentenced in the USA, his lawyers will try to initiate the treaty transfer process. They expect no objection from American authorities, but there must also be support from Canada’s Public Safety Minister.
Originally we were fighting for Canadian officials to block Marc’s extradition entirely. Now we are simply asking the Public Safety Minister to accept Marc’s treaty transfer and allow him to serve some of his sentence in Canada.
The Canadian Minister of Public Safety is Vic Toews (pronounced “Taves”). Please contact Mr. Toews and tell him that you want him to support Marc’s prison transfer back to serve his sentence in Canada.
Pease be polite and respectful – but very firm – when contacting Vic Toews office.
The best way is to write a letter to Vic Toews, postage free:
The Hon. Vic Toews
Suite 306, HC Justice Building
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
You can also call Vic Toews office at: 204-326-9889 and 613-992-3128